Let me preface this by saying if there is food, booze, friends or a team I actually care about, I can kinda get into football. I wish I loved it. I’m from Texas, I feel like a love for the game should run in my blood. I love the camaraderie, but a game, especially on television, just can’t hold my focus. So while David enjoys his football, I have created a guide for surviving the season. This is noticeably an indoor guide, and for two reasons. The first is that David is only home on the weekends, so when he is watching the game we still want to spend time together. Even if that means just sitting cozy together doing separate activities. Secondly, today is was 102 degrees…It is just not time to play outside quite yet. So, here it is:
Football Season Survival Guide
- Read. You all know I have a terrible television addiction, so this is the perfect time to catch up on my reading. First on my list, Great House by Nicole Krauss. More suggestions, friends?
- Catch up on correspondence. During a busy week, I hardly ever get my thank you notes, cards, etc. finished. I usually get as far as picking out a card…I am naturally a hoarder, and cute stationery is definitely abounding in this girl’s house. The writing, addressing, and postmarking usually never happen. It is time, friends. Expect mail.
- Invent a signature drink. I have been meaning to make this happen for a while. On the other hand, how will I top this cake batter martini?
- Bake! I love to bake. I have yet to make whoopie pies or macaroons, and I am ready for the challenge.
- Paint my nails. I mean, there are always new colors and interesting nail art to try. Plus, for me, painting my nails becomes rather zen-like. I like this about it.
- DIY. Design Sponge at Home arrived today and I can’t wait to start some of the fabulous projects inside. I have also been bookmarking DIY projects all summer that I haven’t gotten around to, but look amazeballs, so I am ready to get my craft on.
- Plan a dinner party. Our house is finally starting to come together and I am excited to have friends over for dinner. Luckily, my friend Tyler has agreed to be my partner in crime, so I will have amazing help with planning, and most importantly, cooking!
How do you survive football season? Do you love to watch a good game, or do you have any great ways to make the most of your weekend, while staying in with the people you love?